Boosted by his seventh-place result in Saturday’s Vermont Cup Finals slalom at Killington Resort, Killington Mountain School junior Julian Scherding, of Woodstock, was crowned Vermont Cup champion for the 2011 season. He was joined on the overall podium by Andrew Kimbell, also of Woodstock, who slipped from first to third after hiking in the second run of Sunday’s slalom.
The Vermont Cup trophy is awarded based on results from the full Vermont Cup series, with racers in the top 30 earning “New” World Cup Points based on finish order.
They were joined in the top 15 overall by Dan Scherding (5), also of Woodstock, Brian O’Rourke (6), Kenny McNeill (9), of Killington, Dylan Malone (11), of Needham, Mass., Tyler Guth (12), of Mendon, Jack Salisbury (13), also of Mendon, and Dan Martin (14), of Belmont, Mass. On the women’s side, Michelle Martin, of Belmont, Mass., took fourth, Kelly Rowland, of West Windsor, N.J., took fifth, Jessie McNeill, of Rutland, took 10th, and Allison Visconti, of Ridgefield, Conn., took 11th. Mendon’s Kristie Ryan’s 16th-place ranking just missed the top 15 in the overall standings.
Four KMS men landed in top 10 at Vermont Cup Finals slalom on Saturday. Malone won the second run on his way to a second-place overall finish. Scherding was third overall and first in the J2 age class; his brother Julian was seventh overall and second for J2s. Mike Ferri took 10th to make four KMS men among the top 10 finishers. Rounding out the men’s top 30 were Salisbury (16), McNeill (18), Brian O’Rourke (21, with the 16th-fastest second run), David Villari (22), David Schindler (25, with the 18th-fastest second run) of Rutland, and Jeffry Griffen (30) of Potomac, M.D. Kimbell was in fourth place after the first run but hiked second run to end up in 34th overall.